Photo of Ostrakon

Basic Information

Artifact Identification Ostrakon   (1913.03.0009)
Classification Communication T&E : Written Communication T&E : Writing Media
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Africa, North, Egypt, Northern Upper Egypt, Governorate of Sohag, Abydos
Period/Date 1570-1069 BCE
Culture Egyptian
Location On Exhibitin the Mesopotamia exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 9.8 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 6.2 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 0.8 cm
Weight 54 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Ceramic--Earthenware, Pigment
Manufacturing Processes Firing, Glazing, Throwing, Writing
Munsell Color Information Grayish Reddish Orange (2.5YR 5/6) Light Brown (5YR 5/6)

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A

One of 2 fragments of Ostraka with hieroglyphic writing.


Baines & Málek. Atlas of Ancient Egypt. Oxford: Phaidon, 1980.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Gift of W. N. Stearns
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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